e-Course: Southern African Customs Union

EENI Business School & HA University


EENI Home

Syllabus of the eLearning Course (Subject): Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

  1. Introduction to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU): the oldest customs union in the world
  2. Structure and Institutions of the Southern African Customs Union
  3. Technical Liaison Committees: Agricultural, customs, trade and industry, transport, and finance
  4. History of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
  5. Economic Profile of the SACU Region: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland
  6. Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Agreement
  7. Trade Facilitation in the SACU region
    1. Customs Development Programme
    2. Revenue Management
    3. Custom Policy
    4. Common External Tariffs
  8. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with other blocs
    1. India-Southern Africa Customs Union
    2. SACU-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement
    3. Negotiations: Agreements with the MERCOSUR, European Union (EU), United States, East African Community, and China
  9. Policy Development and Research
  10. SACU Statistical Database
  11. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement

European Union (EU)-Southern African Development Community (SACU) Free Trade Agreement. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the EU-Southern African Development Community Free Trade Agreement
  2. Foreign Trade Liberalisation

The objectives of the Online Course / Subject “The Southern African Customs Union (SACU)” are the following:

  1. To understand the purposes, structure, and committees of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the oldest customs union in the world
  2. To assess the benefits for the member countries and areas of cooperation
  3. To learn about the Socio-economic context of the Southern African Countries
  4. To analyse the Customs Union agreement
  5. To know the trade facilitation and liberalisation programs of SACU
  6. To know SACU Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Southern African Customs Union (SACU)” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Master of Science, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Online Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade and International Marketing
  2. Professional Masters of Science (eLearning): Sub-Saharan Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, BRICS Countries (South Africa), Economic Relations
  3. Course: Southern Africa
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

Students, Online Master in International Business

Higher Education programs adapted for: Batswana, Basotho, Namibian, South African and Swaziland students

Learning materials in Online Higher Education in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Union douanière de l’Afrique australe (SACU) Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Unión Aduanera del África Meridional (SACU) Online Tertiary Education in Portuguese União Aduaneira da África Austral (SACU)

Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Southern African Customs Union (SACU)”: 0.6 ECTS Credits

Sample of the e-learning Course / Subject - Southern African Customs Union (SACU):
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)





Tweter.png Tweet 
Tell a Friend:

/ Contact / Whatsapp / / Print
Info EENI Back /

African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University

African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University

Description of the Course / Subject (Southern African Customs Union -SACU-).

In 1920 was created the first Customs Union of the history: The Southern African Customs Union (SACU), formed by Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland; all they are also members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The Headquarters of the Southern African Customs Union are in Namibia.

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) focuses on facilitating:

  1. Regional Integration between Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland
  2. Common Customs Area
  3. Intra-regional trade among the SACU members:
    1. Free movement of products
    2. Cross-border movement of goods
    3. Common external tariff
    4. Anti-dumping
    5. Countervailing and safeguard duties
    6. Fair competition
    7. Import and Export Prohibitions and Restrictions
    8. Technical trade barriers
    9. Agricultural Products, and
    10. Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Measures
  4. Economic diversification
  5. Investment opportunities (FDI)
  6. Common policies and strategies:
    1. Industry
    2. Trade
    3. Agriculture
    4. Competition
    5. Unfair practices, and the
    6. Common Revenue Pool

MERCOSUR-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Preferential Trade Agreement: Not in force.

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) belongs to the Southern African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Logistics in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) region.

  1. Corridors: Beira-Lobito, Tripoli-Windhoek, Cairo-Gaborone, and Lobito Corridor
  2. Nearest ports: Port of Walvis Bay and Port of Durban

African Regional Economic Communities (Trade and Market Integration):
Online Course: African Regional Economic Communities

Online Course: Logistics Corridors in Namibia

EFTA-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Free Trade Agreement (Course)

(c) EENI Business School & HA University